More than 70 seniors from Belle Plaine High School and their guests attended a pre-prom senior formal at a private venue in Carver on Saturday, April 24.
The evening was planned by a group of parents hoping to give their seniors a traditional end-of-year event to close out an unusual year.
“To be able to see a big chunk of them together in a safe space was really, really great,” said organizer Kati Grengs.
Students took photos, had a formal dinner, danced, and won raffle prizes.
“We started to plan this before we knew if the school was even going to be doing a prom,” she said.
Grengs said many of the students who attended the formal this past weekend plan to attend the school sponsored prom on Saturday, May 1, as well.
“They have limitations they have to follow, so I think they are doing a great job,” she said. “Considering what they are able to do, I think they did a really nice job planning it.”
BPHS Prom on Saturday, May 1
Belle Plaine High School will hold its prom on Saturday, May 1, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Students should plan on arriving at the Chatfield parking lot at 2:15 p.m.
At 2:35 p.m. couples will begin lining up outside of the Junior-Senior High School on Circle Drive.
The festivities will begin at 3 p.m. with a grand march down Market Street and around to Union Square Park. The grand march will go until 4 p.m. Spectators can watch students march in-person by lining up and down Market Street. The grand march will also be live streamed virtually through Tiger TV.
Starting at 4 p.m., students will begin their celebration at Union Square Park. The evening will be filled with music, fair food, pictures, prizes, and carnival activities.
Students can play basketball games, throw inflatable axes, play Bingo, bean bags, and more.
They will be served fair food including popcorn, nachos, candy, cheese curds, fries, fried brownie bites, Gatorade, and water.
The event will finish at 6 p.m. Saturday.
Other Upcoming Events
Awards Night will be Wednesday, May 26, at 5:30 p.m. Graduation is Friday, May 28.